EAST STROUDSBURG — The forecast is calling for several days of cold weather and some people have to get used to it, mainly because they have no choice but to work outside.
The temperature on the ESSA Bank thermometer in East Stroudsburg says 34 degrees but to many, it feels colder. No matter what, winter weather has arrived. Snow and ice are still stuck to the ground, making it sometimes a little tricky for parking enforcement officer Walter Phillips to do his job which he does on foot.
“This ain’t nothing. It’s in the 20s,” he said. “I’d wear shorts if they’d allow it.”
Phillips spends hours out in the elements but says he doesn’t mind the cold because he knows how to beat Old Man Winter at his own game.
“Layers, hat’s a big thing for me, thicker socks. I feel feet and head.”
“Wearing lots of layers helps, staying dry and wearing layers,” said Ben Wagner.